The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - - 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
47 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 40.17% 13.69% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 18
Average daily rate £438 £407 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% +6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Halifax region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) MS Access
2 7 (87.50%) Business Objects
2 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (62.50%) Xcelsius
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Retail
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) MVC
7 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (12.50%) VB
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) C#

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (87.50%) MS Access
2 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (62.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (62.50%) Xcelsius
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) MI Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle